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Employee Engagement Calendar

Confetti is here to help you find memorable moments to celebrate with your team and boost employee engagement throughout the year.

How to approach holiday celebrations with your team:

Once your employee engagement calendar has been created, promote the holidays to ensure everyone is adequately informed and can participate. Make your celebration a success by keeping these tips in mind:

  • Communicate early: Share your HR calendar at the beginning of the year to give employees plenty of notice about upcoming engagement holidays so they can plan accordingly.
  • Accommodate all teams and time zones: If your team is distributed, make sure your holiday activities aren’t exclusively offered to your onsite staff or a specific timezone.
  • Keep a company calendar: Use a shared calendar or scheduling software to track holidays, making it easy for employees to see upcoming company events.
  • Include employees in planning: Ask your employees what holidays they'd like to celebrate, and foster an environment where team members feel empowered to organize their engagement activities.

Promoting holidays and encouraging work-life balance is crucial to keep a motivated and engaged workforce. With these tips in mind, you can create a more supportive and connected work environment.

Year-round activities to boost employee engagement

Employee engagement holidays aren’t the only opportunities to bring your employees together. Here are some other year-round activities to create highly engaged employees and create a positive work environment:

  • Social gatherings: Plan regular social events throughout or after the workday, such as virtual coffee breaks, happy hours, communal lunches, and more.
  • Birthday and anniversary celebrations: Don't save the recognition just for National Employee Appreciation Day. Celebrate your employees' birthdays and work anniversaries with small gifts, words of appreciation, or other gestures to show employee appreciation.
  • Employee-led interest groups or ERGs: Encourage employees to create and lead clubs or Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) based on their shared interests, characteristics, and identities.
  • Wellness challenges: Plan company wellness challenges outside of Mental Health Awareness Month. Step-count competitions, healthy eating, mindfulness, and gratitude challenges can all help to boost employees' well-being.
  • Lunch and Learns: Host regular "Lunch and Learn" sessions where employees can learn from their colleagues, leadership teams, or outside speakers.

You don’t need to wait for a holiday to celebrate your team. Activities and traditions like these can demonstrate your commitment to fostering engagement and morale in the workplace year-round.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is an employee engagement calendar?

An Employee Engagement Calendar is a structured schedule of activities and events designed to boost employee morale, encourage collaboration, and strengthen employee relationships and company culture.

Why is an employee engagement calendar important for your organization?

An Employee Engagement Calendar is essential to promote a positive work environment, improve employee satisfaction and team spirit, and increase retention rates. Employee engagement activities create a sense of belonging, enhance productivity, and build stronger relationships among team members.

How often should you update your employee engagement calendar?

That depends on the size of your organization, the availability of resources, your team building budget, and the preferences of your employees. At a minimum, it's recommended that employee engagement calendars are reviewed and updated annually to keep activities fresh and relevant.

How many events should you plan a year?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to how often you should plan events. It depends on your budget, objectives, and the unique dynamics of your team. However, as a general guideline, planning at least one event per quarter can help maintain momentum and keep morale high throughout the year. For example:

Q1: Throw an internal team building event to celebrate International Women's Day

Q2: Thank your HR staff with a gift on International Human Resources Day

Q3: Plan a health & wellness activity on International Self-Care Day

Q4: Celebrate the end of the year with a company-wide Holiday party

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